Just look at the custom embroidery inside this one-off Wraith.
The popularity of Rolls-Royce's Bespoke Design services are such that few new vehicles ever leave the automaker's factory at Goodwood without some measure or another of customization. That ranges from custom paint-jobs to unique interior appointments – like embroidery, for example. And this is the most intricate such project the luxury automaker's personalization department has ever undertaken.
One client, evidently not satisfied with the stunning Starlight Headliner option, commissioned the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective to intricately embroider on the ceiling of his Wraith fastback the image of a peregrine falcon – one of the fastest animals in the world.
The product of over a month's work, the image consists of some 250,000 individual stitches. But it wasn't just a matter of embroidering the image. "The design required hours of observation of a Peregrine Falcon – we needed to understand the musculature, the movement, the shading of the feathers," said Rolls-Royce's embroidery specialist Josh Lilies. "The Falcon embroidery became a labour of love. Technically, it is exceptionally difficult to embroider this density of stitches onto leather. Embroidery puts stress and tension on leather causing a physical wave in the material, which naturally, is unacceptable in a Rolls-Royce."
Aside from the embroidered falcon, the unique commission also entailed painting the vehicle in a unique shade of Bala Blue and Andalusian White, with a hand-painted Arctic White coachline in a motif that continues inside the Charles Blue leather interior on the piano-finish fascia and between the rear seats.
We might hazard a guess at where this unique ride's commissioning customer may be from, given the popularity of both Rolls-Royces and the sport of falconry in a certain part of the world. But location aside, we could hardly think of a more suitable canvas for the work.